Friday, April 19, 2024

Obamacare Exceeds 7 Million Enrollment Goal







After months of criticism and questions about the Affordable Care Act and how successful it would be, according to the White House, as of Tuesday 7.1 million people have enrolled in Obamacare, meeting the March 31st deadline goal.

“The law is not perfect. We have had to make adjustments along the way. And yes, at times this reform has been contentious and confusing,” said President Barack Obama. “But the debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

Though the sign up period began a bit shaky in October, the first month of the enrollment period, once the website bugs were figured out, the process began to flourish and the numbers began to add up. And despite the sign up goal being met, it feels like the overall objective of the Affordable Care Act has been forgotten.

Regardless of social or economic status, Obamacare has given Americans the opportunity to sign up for health insurance, this includes 10 million Latinos that otherwise would not have this option. “That’s what the (law) is all about, making sure all of us and all our fellow citizens can count on the security of health care when we get sick,” said President Obama.

With this achievement, Republicans who strongly disagreed with the Health Care Law and made an effort to repeal it are now the ones feeling the heat. When referring to Republicans President Obama asked rhetorically, “Why are they so mad about the idea of someone having health insurance?”

 Fox News Latino